from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rack or inclined shelf attached to a musical instrument, or mounted upon an independent support, designed to hold the music for a singer or player. Also called music-holder.


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  • For Berenice, also, was a music-rack full of classic music and song collections,

    The Titan

  • ‘Mr. Holiday wishes to sing, Mother,’ said Vera, going to the music-rack.

    The Trespasser

  • The audience took its seats again; the thick manuscript-score was set up on the music-rack, and the three young men at the piano had a brief disagreement with one another about turning the leaves: Krafft was bent on doing it, and

    Maurice Guest

  • Scattered music lay all over the piano, on the music-rack, sliding down on the keys, and in small, untidy piles hastily placed on the red satin cover.

    The Heart of Arethusa

  • Entering, he found his uncle still seated before the organ, but with his head bent forward upon the music-rack, and apparently lost in deep thought, for he did not look up till Noll stood beside him.

    Culm Rock The Story of a Year: What it Brought and What it Taught

  • "I noticed, myself, that you played more than half the notes in the air, or on the music-rack, without touching the keys at all."

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 14, July 2, 1870

  • The furniture of this room consisted of a chair, a lounge, a table, a music-rack, and a piano.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867

  • To-day it was in greater confusion than usual, with white dust thick on table and chair, a window-shade askew, the music-rack disarranged, and a plate of grape-skins which Allison had left last night on the piano still standing there.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908

  • He sank down upon the piano-stool and gazed at the sheet of music on the music-rack.

    The Happy Venture

  • It wanted her to sit again at a piano, somewhere, anywhere, with a lighted cigaret on the music-rack, and sing her husky, naive little songs.

    Dangerous Days


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